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Aug. 27, 2018

Soldiers Prepare Georgian Troops for Afghanistan Deployment

Soldiers with the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division conducted a series of aviation and medical evacuation training exercises for the Georgian military in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.

Aug. 27, 2018

U.S. Air Force Supports Premier British Air Force Exercise

The U.S. Air Force's 492nd Fighter Squadron sent several F-15E Strike Eagles to support the British Royal Air Force’s premier air combat training exercise, Typhoon Warrior.

Aug. 27, 2018

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Aug. 27, 2018

Face of Defense: Air Guard Nurse Practitioner Aids Feathered Patient

Air Force Capt. Mike Yarbrough, a nurse practitioner in the Florida Air National Guard’s 125th Fighter Wing, had an unexpected patient during a health services training mission in Hawaii.

Aug. 26, 2018

DoD Mourns Death of Senator John S. McCain

U.S. senator and retired Navy Capt. John S. McCain died in Arizona at age 81 after a long battle with cancer. McCain, a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, “steadfastly represented the best ideals of our country,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

Aug. 26, 2018

Guard Integral to DoD Effort to Build Lethality, Alliances, Mattis Says

Enhancing lethality and restoring readiness is at the heart of the National Security Strategy, and the National Guard is an integral part of that strategy, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told members of the National Guard Association of the United States.

Aug. 25, 2018

Hurricane Lane Becomes Tropical Storm After Drenching Hawaii’s Big Island

Hurricane Lane was a 130 mph wind speed, Category 4 storm when it hammered Hawaii’s Big Island with three feet of rain, but the hurricane has been downgraded to a much-tamer tropical storm with 65 mph winds.

Aug. 24, 2018

NATO Names Canadian General to Head Alliance’s Iraq Mission

Canadian army Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin will lead the new NATO mission in Iraq, which will continue NATO’s efforts to train Iraqi forces as they work to prevent a return of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or similar terror groups.

Aug. 24, 2018

Mattis Touts Past, Future at Transcom Change of Command

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis saluted U.S. Transportation Command for its many successes over the years, as he presided over a ceremony in which Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons assumed command from Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew.

Aug. 24, 2018

Sequenced Bomber Missions to Australia Showcase Alliance

Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted two training missions with Australia's defense force as part of exercise Pitch Black 18.

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